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46  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Cool Non-Video Links (Quizzes, Tests, Illusions, Etc..) on: September 29, 2014, 06:02:30 PM
Slavery makes for a more plausible story.  I didn't say better, just more plausible.
47  Community / Play-by-Post / Re: [OOC] Way of the Wicked on: September 23, 2014, 07:32:08 PM
Sir, we have sonar contact with another member of the fleet.  Bearing 147, range 2 miles, depth 700 feet.

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Yes, I'm still here.
48  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Life, the World, and Everything. (Social Issues) on: September 18, 2014, 01:05:13 AM
... our "Corporate Citizens" make the Nazis look like Boy Scouts of America earning their Eagle Scout.

Please explain.  This does not make sense to me.

Our SCOTUS (Supreme Court of the United States) in recent years declared certain 'rights' to corporations that were held only for actual people.  From there, the term "Corporate Citizen" spawned.  The idea that corporations inside the United States are as important as actual citizens.  Terrifying concept made worse by lobbyists.  As Valentina put very fittingly, their behavior in recent decades has been terrible.

The socio-economics of the US is very much in dire straights.  And I say that as a guy who is lucky enough not to be in the bottom half of that stratosphere.  We've built a game where the powerful can get rich, the rich can get powerful, and the every day person just has to pray they find a way through to squeak out an existence.  When the $15T US comes do, we're all joking ourselves if we think our 1% is going to stick around to help pay it back.

If we wish to discuss corporations behaving badly, I get where you're coming from.  Don't get me started on the idea that somehow Washington, Jefferson and company would approve of using immenent domain to remove property from a private citizen and give it to a business for more tax revenues.  Current situation terrifyingly close to some of Gibson's work?  Yes.  But worse than the Nazis?  Um, no.
49  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Life, the World, and Everything. (Social Issues) on: September 16, 2014, 11:48:46 PM
... our "Corporate Citizens" make the Nazis look like Boy Scouts of America earning their Eagle Scout.

Please explain.  This does not make sense to me.
50  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Life, the World, and Everything. (Social Issues) on: September 15, 2014, 12:14:49 AM
Damn, that's depressing.  It does mean that I'll pay more attention if anyone mentions that type of story to me.  I won't just shrug it off as someone being dramatic.
51  Community / Play-by-Post / Re: [OOC] Way of the Wicked on: September 14, 2014, 11:30:14 PM
I'm on a business trip that has me tied up pretty bad.  I should be writting a report right now.  At any rate, I'm reading the action and enjoying it.
52  Community / Off-Topic / Re: The Silver Screen: Movie News, Reviews & Reactions 2014 on: August 28, 2014, 07:53:59 PM

This looks awful.  In about every dimension I can think of for the word "look."
53  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Cool Vids (Keep it Clean) on: August 28, 2014, 07:28:26 PM

Never heard the original.  Found the original and gave it a listen.  Still not exactly sure what to think about this one.
54  Community / Play-by-Post / Re: Way of the Wicked I: The Knot of Thorns (IC thread) on: August 27, 2014, 09:37:21 PM
Lars spends some time prepping his gear for his expedition the next morning.  He things, That the gear for following troops and the gear for catching up to troops is the same is merely a benefit.  The mock expedition will cover a multitude of sins.

He then settles down with his scriptures and begins contemplating The Contract and how to increase his understanding of it.  And, thus his ability to exercise leverage over others.
55  Community / Play-by-Post / Re: [OOC] Way of the Wicked on: August 25, 2014, 10:40:28 PM
Work has been brutal the last few weeks.  Things are getting back to normal.  Too tired to post at present.
56  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Cool Vids (Keep it Clean) on: August 25, 2014, 10:39:32 PM
RoboCop
Stange Days

Also, Akira isn't really cyberpunk.

RoboCop - The old one, sure.  The new one is even more cyberpunk in some ways but feels more transhuman when I watch it.

Strange Days - never seen it.  Looks interesting though.

Akira - ehh.  Maybe not but it does have a lawless (or seemingly so) Tokyo which shows up in much of the cyberpunk lit.
57  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Cool Vids (Keep it Clean) on: August 24, 2014, 10:21:05 PM
Quote from: Mister Andersen link=topic=739.msg148197#msg148197 evere=1408893603

It's really too bad this will never get made. Nor will Hollywood ever get cyberpunk right.
58  Community / Play-by-Post / Re: Way of the Wicked I: The Knot of Thorns (IC thread) on: August 15, 2014, 11:52:57 PM
Lars nods and heads upstairs as well to pack his belongings.  Should I write a note to the priest or not?  It seems like something a Mitran wanderer would do.  However, it might draw attention.  He continues musing to himself and he reaches his room.
59  Community / Play-by-Post / Re: [OOC] Way of the Wicked on: August 11, 2014, 07:38:25 PM
In that case, lets get the fake expedition out of the way and move on Wink

And the departure of the wandering Mitran priest.  Perhaps he accompanied the ill fated expedition Northwward?
60  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Video game news and reaction on: August 10, 2014, 07:35:12 PM
Anyone caught this video yet?  I hear some people might find it important...

Hadn't seen it.  Interesting.  Any details known at present?
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